ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Importance of Psychology in Health Care

Updated on April 3, 2012
savior profile image

Christopher F. Bueno is currently the Dean of the College of Education, University of Northern Philippines, Vigan City.


In the health care, the definition of psychology refers to the professional study of expert of the clients and patients regarding the behavioral development of human thought. This field of study generates information and data as to the handling of patients in their emotional stability, thought processes, behavioral stability and other forms of their mental action. In this profession, it is very critical to handle their emotional and behavioral concerns as complemented by their problems of physical and mental health.

Usually, the investigative processes along understanding, describing, predicting and controlling may be needed to respond the concern on psychological and emotional disturbances.

  1. The confinement of a hospital or clinic indicates so much human pain is conducted by intravenous vaccines, injection, and injury operation.
  2. The room background as excruciating human condition of health illness and recovery.
  3. The medical expenses and miscellaneous expenses in the confinement of the clinic or hospital.
  4. The personal burden of the daily activities of the family in visiting the hospital.
  5. The personal health in relation to the possibility of death causes emotional worries to them.

The best way to comfort them may apply those worried members of the family as to the health condition of the patients. The psychology of health provides the emotional mechanism to sustain high level of esteem and moral support to reduce the personal and social pain they encounter during the recovery period.

These are the following importance of psychology in health care :

  1. It appreciates the way how we can comprehend the behavior of the patient to utilize appropriate psychological intervention from them.
  2. It provides better understanding as to the relationship of the illness and proper way to conduct behavioral therapeutic intervention by the use of effective communication process.
  3. It ensures effective coping mechanism to reduce the risks of stress-related illness as the result of illness including the feeling of pain in the health recovery of patients.
  4. It informs the relationship of behavior and its influence to the well-being of the patient.
  5. It helps the physician to explain the health-related behaviors that affected by the lifestyle (such as the personal vices of smoking, drinking, drug addiction and etc.) and its health consequences .

The study of psychology has an important role in the modification of behavior from the negative response such as depression and stress to positive counter-response such as moral and psychological support, understanding of the behavior,and other effective mechanisms to finally recover from the illness in the hospital.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      lD 

      2 years ago

      THIS DOCUMENT HAS HELP ME TO PREPARE FOR MY EXAMS. THANKS VERY MUCH.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)